>> 11 March 2016
Central Buchan SNP councillor Jim Ingram has lodged a formal complaint against bus operator Stagecoach after concerns were raised that a new £5.5million fleet of vehicles breach disability regulations.
The move follows a public meeting of the local Bus Forum held at Mintlaw recently, which attracted a turnout of around 300 people. The meeting was arranged at the request of Councillor Ingram and other councillors who had been receiving complaints regarding the bus service.
In his letter to the Commissioner, Cllr Ingram wrote:
Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson added:
“I welcome the engagement by the bus company at the public meeting and a number of suggestions were made by members of the public, to which the bus operator has undertaken to give all due consideration. I very much hope that they will do so, as it clearly would not be in their interests to alienate such a significant proportion of the travelling public.”